ICTA-UAB joins European greenhouse gas measurement network

first_imgICTA-UAB joins European greenhouse gas measurement network ICTA-UAB joins the European greenhouse gas measurement networkThe ICTA-UAB is one of the institutions that will join the Spanish network of the Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS. The research infrastructure, which is funded by European countries, measures greenhouse gases across the European continent and the adjacent oceans.Measuring greenhouse gases is important, since excessive amounts of these warming gases are caused by fossil fuel use, agriculture, and other human activity, and they warm up the atmosphere. Climate change will cause harsh consequences for the nature and for people, if not curbed early enough.Spain will gradually bring eight measurement stations to the network. Two of the eight stations are measuring the dissolved carbon on the adjacent sea areas, two will produce data about carbon exchanges in ecosystems, and four towers will reach to the heights to measure the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Like all ICOS data, also the Spanish data will be openly available on ICOS Carbon Portal, free of charge for anyone to use. The data is being used to study, for example, climate change and its implications on the Earth and for the people on this planet.The new stations will extend the standardised ICOS measurement network to the Spanish mainland, to the the Canary Islands and to the Mediterranean Sea: areas that are strategically important and increase the geographical spread of the network.“We are very pleased to welcome Spain to ICOS. With the extended network of stations, ICOS data will cover areas from Canary Islands to Scandinavia and even Svalbard in the north. This allows us to see how carbon emissions move along with the winds, and how sinks are distributed at land and in the oceans. Based on our high-quality data, scientists can better inform societies on the effects of climate change”, says Dr Werner Kutsch, Director General of ICOS.The Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean measured by ship lineStarting the first of January in 2012, the Spanish ICOS consortium consists of AEMET, the Spanish meteorological institute, and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), both bringing in one station. The ULPGC station is actually a commercial ship, with measurement equipment onboard. The ship travels from the Canary Islands on the Atlantic Ocean to Barcelona at The Mediterranean and back, gathering water samples during the journey.“The active involvement of the Canary Islands Government and Loro Parque Foundation will assure the ULPGC contribution to keep running the ocean stations in order to actively communicate the science-based knowledge that is relevant to climate action and decision-making of the Canary region inside Europe”, states Dr Melchor.The AEMET Izaña atmosphere station is also in the Canary Islands, where it provides important background information on the concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane in the subtropical atmosphere, as well as other greenhouse gases.“The ICOS programme in Izaña station is being implemented in parallel and independently of the World Meteorological Organisation’s GAW programme that began in 1984. The station also intersects with all other global greenhouse gas observing systems, using both ground based and remote sensing techniques: This brings added value as a permanent point of comparison of all networks,” says Dr Emilio Cuevas, the coordinator of the Spanish ICOS from AEMET.Co-operation of seven Spanish institutesWithin the next few years, five more institutes will join the consortium: the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Mediterranean Center for Environmental Studies and the National Institute for Aerospace Technology. The partners have a leading role in climate modelling and research, and in regional greenhouse gas measurements in Spain.The ICOS General Assembly approved Spain’s membership request in its meeting on 17th of November, 2020. After Spain joining ICOS on 1st of January 2021, ICOS research infrastructure has 13 member states, and close to 150 measurement stations run by over 80 partner universities and institutes in Europe. /UAB Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aerospace, atmosphere, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, carbon dioxide, carbon emission, climate change, climate model, Government, infrastructure, Mediterranean, research, Scientists, technology, university, University of Barcelonalast_img read more


DIRECTOR, FLEXIBLE LEARNING AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

first_imgAdvanced oral and written communicationOpen, straightforward, responsive and willing to shareinformation with Able to be empathetic. Able and willing to workacross unit and institutional boundaries.Demonstrated ability to consult with, train and support avariety of employeeSuperior ability to exercise tact, professional standards ofjudgement, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality; and to workwith senior administrative and academic administrators in a mannerthat facilitatesDemonstrated commitment to customer serviceExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with othersin a manner that maintains and enhances respectful, collegial, andcollaborative relationships and an inclusive workExperience with strategic planning and skilled at changeDemonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professionaldevelopment to maintain currency in pedagogical practice,principles and theories related to theDemonstrated ability to effectively serve as a member of aleadership team in a cross- functional and multi-disciplinary,unionizedIntercampus travel may be required: possession of a validdriver’s license and access to a vehicle isEngages with industry to acquire opportunities forlearning Director, FlexibleLearning and Academic Integrity Office ofTeaching and Learning – CompetitionID: 770 Anticipating a future that will continue to change the way wework and live, KPU has a unique polytechnic strategy focused onmaking the world a better place through access to lifelong,meaningful education.  Want to know more about what you’d bedoing?Visit our careers site https://www.kpu.ca/hr/career-opportunitiesfor more information. About Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityKwantlen Polytechnic University is an innovative, transformativeand ambitious post-secondary institution that serves the needs ofMetro Vancouver, British Columbia, and beyond.With campuses in Richmond, Surrey-Newton, Surrey City Centre,Surrey-Cloverdale and Langley, KPU has opened the doors to successfor more than 250,000 students over its 40-year history.KPU is a teaching university, delivering degree programs,credentials in technology and trades, career and preparatorystudies, and professional education.As Canada’s only polytechnic university, KPU emphasizes applieddegree education and is committed to broad-based undergraduatelearning that prepares students for successful and rewardingcareers while also providing them with the ethical framework andcritical understanding necessary for good citizenship. This role reports to the Associate Vice President, Teaching andLearning. Reporting directly to this position are the DivisionalBusiness Manager, Continuing & Professional Studies and theProject Coordinator & Learning Navigator.center_img The Director of Flexible Learning and Academic Integrityidentifies trends, understanding emerging and innovative deliverymodalities, and market needs in order to identify, develop anddeliver high quality non-credit programs and best-in-marketexperiences for CPS students. This leader will also develop andoversee the implementation of an institutional strategy for AI inorderto build a campus culture that values academic integrity.Additionally, the Director provides visionary leadership for theapplication of PLAR within Kwantlen Polytechnic University toprovide flexible pathways to post-secondary study for mature andnon-traditional learners. We are we looking for:A visionary leader who can work in a highly collaborativeenvironment to leverage existing CPS programming, while overseeingthe curation and design of new programs and delivery methods tomeet the needs and expectations of 21st century learners. Thisleader will also have the following qualifications: The Position:KPU is seeking a dynamic Director, Flexible Learning andAcademic Integrity. The Director of Flexible Learning andAcademic Integrity is responsible for university-wide projectmanagement and operations in the development, implementation,coordination, evaluation, promotion, and growth of Continuing &Professional Studies (CPS) to facilitate revenue generation. TheDirector also provides leadership and coordination for thedevelopment and implementation of strategies to help strengthenAcademic Integrity (AI) and Prior Learning Assessment andRecognition (PLAR). As a member of the leadership team of theTeaching & Learning Commons, the Director of Flexible Learningand Academic Integrity provides input and feedback to the AssociateVice President, Teaching & Learning on the development of thedepartment’s strategies for CPS, AI, and PLAR.  What education & experience should youhave?At minimum a Masters Degree in a related field is required, aPhD or EdD in a relevant fieldA minimum of a combined 10 years of progressive leadershipexperience in university faculty and administration, or anequivalent combination of education and experience isSuccessful direct supervisory experience of unionized andexcluded staff isExperience in Continuing Education is The Location:This position is based out of our Surrey campus and frequenttravel between campuses may be required.As per KPU’s COVID-19 response protocol, this position istemporarily being offered as a remote/work-from-home opportunityuntil further notice. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to employmentequity and diversity in the workplace that reflects the broadercommunity that we serve. The University welcomes and encouragesapplications from women, members of racialized groups/visibleminorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, personsof any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity orgender expression. If you require employment support or accommodation, pleaseinclude your request through the application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protectingthe safety and welfare of employees, students, and the generalpublic, and upholding the reputation and integrity of theUniversity.For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo abackground check.last_img read more


Cohesive web design package for triathlon coaches

first_img Related The team at Cohesive Ideas have combined their expertise in the areas of triathlon coaching and web design to create ‘an ideal solution to the needs of all those in the triathlon coaching community.’ The company’s web site packages include all the functionality that a triathlon and multisport coach should need.Features include: the ability to promote a tri coaching business and its sponsors; affiliate integration; advanced ecommerce options; social media integration; calenders to display training camps, clinics and training sessions; and much more, ‘all at a highly competitive price’.The website is designed specifically for the triathlon coach. The site design itself can have a customized look and feel, with clean display information and an ‘EasyEdit’ platform. All necessary data collection tools are also available including: visitor tracking, search engine rank tracking and lead tracking through an easy-entry database.For further information contact land[at]cohesiveideas.com.www.cohesiveideas.comlast_img read more


NOVATEK Creates Shipping Joint Venture with Sovcomflot

first_imgSea News, September 5 Author: Baibhav Mishra On Wednesday, during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) and PAO Sovcomflot (Sovcomflot), signed the Heads of Agreement (the “Agreement”) on creating a joint venture. “The efficient development of the Northern Sea Route as a viable, year-round navigational route requires consolidating experience in ice navigation, applying new technological solutions, and implementing the best international standards for navigational safety and training,” noted Leonid Mikhelson, NOVATEK’s Chairman of the Management Board. “An optimized model of transporting LNG from the Russian Arctic region via the Northern Sea Route to major global markets, including the Asia-Pacific region, will support the successful implementation of NOVATEK’s Arctic LNG projects as well as reaching the goal set by the Russian President to ensure an increase in annual cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route to 80 million tons in 2024”. (Image Courtesy: metalsupply.no) According to the Agreement, the Parties intend to create a shipping company, with the potential involvement of other joint venture participants. The joint venture will focus on managing the construction and operations of Arctic ice-class LNG carriers in accordance with best industry practices and international standards, ensuring the optimized transportation from NOVATEK’s future LNG projects in the Russian Arctic region, including the Arctic LNG 2 project.last_img read more


Mourinho Lieutenant Rui Faria To Leave United Post This Summer

first_imgManchester United assistant manager Rui Faria will leave his post at the end of the season as he ends his 17-year association with club manager Jose Mourinho.His imminent departure was confirmed by Manchester United on Saturday.Rui Faria, 42, has been a trusted friend and ally of Mourinho through coaching spells at Uniao Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United thus earning him a reputation as Mourinho’s spiky sidekick.He is set to take a break from football before “pursuing any new challenge.”Rui Faria has worked with Mourinho since 2001 and was inevitably part of his team when he was named Manchester United manager in 2016.Relatedlast_img read more


Joseph Benavidez stands as longest tenured flyweight, but with uncertain future

first_imgBecause the UFC hasn’t made any concrete declarations about the future of the flyweight ranks and he’s got a fight on Friday with a Top 15 flyweight looking to add to his run of success by knocking off the man with the most seniority in the division.“I’m here, fighting for the division, still; fighting for myself, still; fighting for the title, still,” he said.And until someone tells him otherwise, Benavidez isn’t going anywhere. With Johnson’s recent departure, Benavidez now stands as the longest tenured fighter in the weight class with an uncertain future. But the Las Vegas-based veteran isn’t letting any of the talk about the flyweight ranks being shuttered shift his focus as he readies to return to action Friday night against Alex Perez.Join DAZN and watch more than 80 fight nights a year“Until I have an option, I don’t have to deal with that option,” Benavidez told Sporting News. “Rumors are rumors. Until there is something in front of me that says ‘Do this or do that,’ but until then, I’m fighting Alex Perez on Friday at flyweight.”Perez wasn’t always the man Benavidez was going to face in his first fight since dropping a close contest to Sergio Pettis in June.Initially, the perennial contender was paired off with Ray Borg on the 25th anniversary fight card in Denver, Colorado earlier this month, but a few days before the bout, Borg was pulled from the contest due to an undisclosed medial issue, leaving Benavidez in limbo.At the same time, speculation that the company planned on shutting down the 125-pound weight class started to trickle out as competitors took to social media, announcing they had been released from their contracts.The whole situation was like a punch in the gut for Benavidez, who took it in stride initially, before having an emotional crash once he returned home from Colorado.“The hardest part was figuring out, ‘What do I do? Do I train tomorrow? Do I stay on weight? What are we doing?’” Benavidez said of his bout with Borg being scuttled just days before the two were set to step into the cage. “It was no more than a day or two before (the UFC cleared everything up). I tried to pump the brakes a little bit — train while I was in Denver — and went into Elevation and sparred on Friday because I was like, ‘I’m getting into a fight this week, somehow.’”He added: “I came back to Vegas and it wasn’t really until then that I had an emotional dump. I stayed stimulated in Denver because I had stuff to do, places to eat, family to hang out with, but then I got on my couch on Sunday and was like, ‘I’ve got to train tomorrow? I was done with this.’ It wasn’t weird in Denver, but when I got home it was like, ‘Wait — I’m supposed to sleep in tomorrow.’ But I turned off my mind for a week of training and then pumped it back up the week before. I have the right people around me, telling me the right things and that really helps.”While being surrounded by the right people has helped him work through the three-week shift from facing Borg to squaring off with Perez on Friday, being a veteran of the sport and having an level-headed approach to things has allowed him to maintain perspective on the uncertain future of the flyweight division.“The news started to come out [the week I was in Denver] and so that was just on top of everything (else that was going on) and it was like, ‘What’s going on?’” said Benavidez, who carries a 25-5 record into Friday’s showdown with Perez. “It was a little more because my fight got [cancelled] and that made me focus more on what was going on and it was fresh at that moment. But once I got this fight and it’s at flyweight and they made the flyweight title fight, those two things were like, ‘What am I worried about? It’s going until it’s not.’”And just as he has been since the division’s inception, Benavidez remains a central figure in the championship situation.While no one is certain what the future holds for the flyweight division, new champ Henry Cejudo is scheduled to defend his belt against bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.Benavidez has history with both men, as he owns a split decision victory over Cejudo and spent a number of years training alongside Dillashaw at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, and since that fight is on the books for early next year, he plans on doing the same thing he’s done following each of his previous flyweight victories after he notches another one on Friday — call for a shot at the champion, whomever that ends up being.“Both fights make sense,” he said of potential future pairings with . “When Cejudo won that belt, I saw that fight happening and I know he feels the same way; he wants to avenge that loss. If my last fight goes a different way, he’s calling me out after his win because I’ve won seven in a row and have a win over him. [As for Dillashaw], the fact is, he’s coming down to my weight and that was his decision, which doesn’t leave me much of a choice. He’s coming down to my weight and on top of that, he’s bragging about shutting it down — a division [I helped start] — and bragging about making money while people are losing the jobs they fought for their whole life. You’re fighting for the belt at my weight — a belt I tried my whole career to get — and on top of it, you’re bragging about the division closing and that sat with me wrong for sure.”Having been an integral part of the introduction of the flyweight division, Benavidez described the possibility of the weight class being folded and more fighters being let go as a “devastating mess,” acknowledging that not getting a chance to fight for the title again — especially when it’s around the waist of someone he’s already beaten — would be disappointing, but he’s not focusing on either right now.Join DAZN and watch more than 80 fight nights a year Joseph Benavidez has been a fixture in the UFC flyweight division since its inception, literally.Tabbed to take part in the four-man tournament to crown the division’s first champion, Benavidez defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani to earn his place in the inaugural title clash, where he dropped a split decision to Demetrious Johnson.last_img read more